The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Ipswich region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 24 44 31
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -13
Permanent jobs citing Games 24 2 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 8.45% 0.61% 6.45%
As % of the General category 22.22% 2.20% 21.05%
Number of salaries quoted 9 2 22
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £24,100
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £30,000 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Games
Suffolk

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the Ipswich region.

General Category
Ipswich
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
108 91 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 38.03% 27.66% 30.65%
Number of salaries quoted 72 84 100
Average salary £42,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.05% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Ipswich region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

Games
Salary Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Ipswich region.

Games Salary Trend in Ipswich

Games
Salary Histogram in Ipswich

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Ipswich region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Games Salary Histogram in Ipswich

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Ipswich region citing Games also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Games.

1 17 (70.83%) C#
1 17 (70.83%) HTML
1 17 (70.83%) JavaScript
1 17 (70.83%) CSS
2 16 (66.67%) HTML5
3 14 (58.33%) .NET
4 11 (45.83%) CSS3
5 10 (41.67%) OO
6 9 (37.50%) jQuery
7 4 (16.67%) Online Games
7 4 (16.67%) Degree
8 3 (12.50%) Bugzilla
8 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 3 (12.50%) MS Office
8 3 (12.50%) JIRA
8 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
8 3 (12.50%) QA
8 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
8 3 (12.50%) WebSockets
8 3 (12.50%) WebKit
8 3 (12.50%) HTML5 Canvas
8 3 (12.50%) WebGL
9 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
9 2 (8.33%) SoapUI
9 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
9 2 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
9 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
9 2 (8.33%) SQL
10 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Ipswich region citing Games also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Bugzilla
1 3 (12.50%) JIRA
2 2 (8.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.17%) Selenium
General
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (75.00%) Developer
2 12 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 8 (33.33%) Junior
4 6 (25.00%) Junior Developer
5 5 (20.83%) Junior C# Developer
5 5 (20.83%) .NET Developer
6 4 (16.67%) Web Developer
7 3 (12.50%) Analyst
7 3 (12.50%) QA Analyst
7 3 (12.50%) Mobile Developer
8 2 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (8.33%) Mobile Web Developer
8 2 (8.33%) .NET Software Engineer
8 2 (8.33%) Test Analyst
8 2 (8.33%) Software Engineer
8 2 (8.33%) Junior Software Engineer
8 2 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
8 2 (8.33%) .NET Web Developer
9 1 (4.17%) Senior C# Developer
9 1 (4.17%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (70.83%) HTML
1 17 (70.83%) CSS
2 16 (66.67%) HTML5
3 14 (58.33%) .NET
4 11 (45.83%) CSS3
5 9 (37.50%) jQuery
6 3 (12.50%) WebSockets
6 3 (12.50%) WebKit
6 3 (12.50%) HTML5 Canvas
6 3 (12.50%) WebGL
7 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Online Games
2 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (4.17%) Xbox
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) OO
2 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
3 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
4 1 (4.17%) Software Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Load Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Security Testing
4 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.17%) MVC
4 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (70.83%) C#
1 17 (70.83%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.17%) HND
2 1 (4.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) Sony